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Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art

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Address: Muttrah Corniche, Lane No. 811, Muscat 117, Oman
Phone Number: 0096824711640
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Ghalyas Museum of Modern Art It invites visitors to explore Oman’s past,...

Ghalyas Museum of Modern Art It invites visitors to explore Oman’s past, present and future aura, being welcomed not by one person, or several people, but by a whole culture. The display of modern works, in conjunction with the historic life of the 50s and 70s is intended to create a feeling that the “inner” Omani continues forever unchanging. With a permanent collection of heritage, culture, tradition and art, Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art serves as a museum and a showcase.

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What a pleasant surprise - well worth visiting

We went here to escape the heat and found that the Modern Art museum is at the end with the first part being the People's museum giving an insight into the houses and lifestyles... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

How very colourful the Omanis are, in their dress and home furnishings. Also kitchen utilities used in the home. Interesting to see what a typical home may look like and what is used for daily living.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here to escape the heat and found that the Modern Art museum is at the end with the first part being the People's museum giving an insight into the houses and lifestyles of the Omani in the past. This was fascinating and there was a variety of artifacts on show. It was VERY reasonable too.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

This quaint little museum was the cultural highlight during my trip. The exhibition was curated beautifully. I thoroughly enjoyed wondering around and examining each peace in the lovely, quiet setting. Well worth a visit!

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Muscat, Oman
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

The museum has several small rooms and a small court yard in the corner of the court yard large dish filled with clothes as if ready for washing. in the different rooms you will find different aspects of the daily life of the people who would have lived in a house like this. Amusing and faciating at the same time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Lovely little Museum. Perfect. Very interesting indeed to see all the items which were in use in the daily tight of people at their time In Oman Muscat.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

I almost missed this wonderful experience - the entrance isn't obvious yet its understated exterior belies the truly amazing deliciousness of the interior. This isn't a museum, it is an experience that will live with the visitor more powerfully than any of the other, duller attractions of capital cities. If you ever asked yourself what exactly is meant by culture... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

yes i can say this is a pretty Museum. Because it is small and so peaceful and so intersting museum, and this museum is so lucky, because the location neat the Muttrah fort and port and the beautyful sea and mountains given life for the museum. when i enter the museum i feel it is just like a small old... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

This museum consisting of typical Omani houses from 1950 to 1975 illustrates the lifestyle of modern day Omani's. The museum consists of a brides room, typical kitchen, children's rooms, majilis, as well as an impressive art gallery. This is a hidden gem in Muscat, and offers a lens to the lives of the Omani culture that should not be missed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

It was a great visit to the museum and an excellent opportunity to see the inside of a traditional Omani house

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Muscat, Oman
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12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Located near the Muttrah Fort, the museum opened in 2011.The Old house is typical of Omani houses from the 1950 to 1975, This little museum is a quick insight into the deeply rooted Omani heritage, customs and traditions. Wedding finery, Kitchen and Display Rooms, Mother and Children's Room, the Winter Room, the Majlis and Musabbeh's Room show earlier Omani lifestyle.... More 

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